Monday, March 13, 2017

the best way to store your digital photos

There are so many suggestions out there, so much advice, on the best way to store your digital photos.  How about we just simplify it?!

The current expertise is to store your digital photos twice digitally (two different ways) and once in print.

In fact, did you know if you Google "how to store photos," the one commonality in any article you read is this:  be sure you have a hard copy.

So let's look at both digital storage and print storage.

The issue with digital photo storage these days is that you have to be careful.  Many companies data mine (sell your data and/or your photos), and many don't guarantee permanency (fine print says they can discontinue services at any time).  Most companies require a monthly maintenance fee, so you have to "pay rent" on the service indefinitely.

This option tops anything else I've ever seen:

If you're looking for permanent, private digital photo storage (plus video, audio, and PDF files!) learn more here, or watch:

As great as storing your photos digitally is, you don't take photos in order to store them.  You take photos in order to SEE them.

Do whatever you need to do to make it affordable, like catching sales and joining the free Club program, but whatever you do, DO NOT SKIMP ON QUALITY.  Nobody wants to spend time or money twice because the first one fell apart.

Although you can choose any top-quality method that works for you, I personally prefer and recommend preserving your photos with their memories using digital photo-storybooks using one of these options All the options listed there are beautiful, heirloom-quality, and a hundred other things, but one of the best things about it is that a digital copy of your completed project is stored in your account indefinitely.  

What that really means is this.  

I took a lot of photos on this special trip in 2015, the last family trip we took before my mom passed away.

If a toddler dumps juice on this book, or if my house burns down, I STILL HAVE THIS BOOK.

That's a huge deal to me.  That's an enormous deal to me.

Keeping your photos safe and protected both digitally and in print is so easily accomplished at just one website

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